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Music education resources for special educational needs & disability provision

This booklet summarises the 10 key benefits of music, from recognition within the ‘National Plan for Music Education ‘ that music is an educational building block through to the inclusive nature of music irrespective of abilities.

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Musical creativity gives powerful, validating, multi-sensory & kinaesthetic experiences to children with SEN. ABC Music for SEN helps you make these experiences available to all your children, everyday, involving all your staff.

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Each year ABRSM examines candidates with a huge range of different needs and abilities. Because our candidates’ needs differ so widely we treat each person individually, considering their needs in terms of physical access to the exam room.

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Explore free, downloadable materials for using English traditional folk song, music, dance, drama and other arts in your teaching and learning. Resources are suitable for use in formal and informal settings.

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Explore case studies drawn from a wide range of contexts, including school classrooms, early years settings and community locations.

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This easily accessible book will help you to realise that everyone can be a creative music-maker with young children. Create a musically rich environment that supports all areas of learning and development and at the same time celebrate music for music’s sake.

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This resource from the National Deaf Children’s Society is an excellent guide that will help music professionals develop confidence in supporting the music education of deaf children and young people.

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Drake Music, one of Youth Music’s strategic partners, have shared their expertise on music-making with disabled young people, in a new version of our reflective practice tool.

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ReadThis is a useful resource for members in supporting professional practice and development by combining case studies and top-tips for teaching and learning.

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A database of resources curated on behalf of Arts Council England by Cape UK is designed to generate creative new ideas and inspire teachers of subjects at Key Stage 1 – 5 across the national curriculum.

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